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Magnetic Nanoparticles Boost Polymer Solar Cells
IEEE Spectrum, 5 hours ago
Getting the right mix of nanoparticles and polymer can increase the efficiencies by eleven percent
Pleurobot Is an Eerily Lifelike Robotic Salamander
IEEE Spectrum, 5 hours ago
This is as close to a salamander robot as we can possibly get
A Drone with Bug Vision
IEEE Spectrum, 5 hours ago
What do you do when you don''t have an inertial guidance system? Use your eyes.
Giant robot eyes scan stars for dust
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
The huge eyes of the Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona are staring across vast cosmic distances in the hope of finding signs of alien life
I''ve found the real reason so many children are obese
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
Don''t blame gluttony or genes for the obesity epidemic?- it''s our sedentary habits echoing down the generations, says obesity theorist Edward Archer (full text available to subscribers)
Victory declaration on net neutrality may be premature
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
The US Federal Communication Commission has taken an important step to ensure net neutrality - but dangers remain
After handshakes, we sniff people''s scent on our hand
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
People sniff their hands much of the time and especially after a handshake, suggesting the greeting might convey chemical signals
Dawn spacecraft set for first visit to a dwarf planet
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
The asteroid-hopping spacecraft will arrive at Ceres on Friday, making it the first to visit a dwarf planet and the first to visit two different worlds
Tiny CubeSats could hitch a ride with ESA mission
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
The European Space Agency is calling for small, boxy spacecraft called CubeSats to hitch a ride with a mission in 2020 - perhaps the first CubeSat trip into deep space
2015 a watershed year for assisted suicide in the US
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
With bills introduced that could legalise the right to die in 20 more states, this year could be a turning point for the highly controversial practice
Today on New Scientist
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
All the latest on newscientist.com: the real reasons for child obesity, alien invaders going by Suez, smelly handshakes, zombie simulator and more
Facebook invents an intelligence test for machines
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
Forget the Turing test. Facebook has come up with a simple quiz that will help work out the intelligence levels of your latest AI
It''s man flu! Real flu hits just twice a decade
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
Your girlfriend is right. Adults can expect to get flu only twice every 10 years, suggests an analysis of the antibodies in people''s blood
Birth of a Theorem: Mathematics, Boltzmann and brio
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
Birth of a Theorem: A mathematical adventure by Fields medallist Cedric Villani is an exhilarating but exhausting journey with a fascinating mind
Test yourself on Facebook''s intelligence question
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
Fancy taking Facebook''s AI exam for yourself? Here are some example questions that get progressively harder
Here''s the beef - think green and cut meat
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
The US panel advising the government on dietary guidelines urges Americans to eat less meat. There is nothing wrong with that, says Josh Voorhees
Cheap wonder metals will make a faster, cleaner world
New Scientist - Latest Headlines, 5 hours ago
If only aluminium, titanium and magnesium were cheaper, they would replace steel and help us cut fuel bills and emissions. That day may not be far off
This engineering company has just been named the UK's best new work experience provider
The Engineer, 5 hours ago
IMI Precision Engineering was recognised at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards?for the responsibility if offers students across the energy, medical and manufacturing industries.
Fujitsu adds iris recognition to mobile phone security
The Engineer, 5 hours ago
Forgotten pin numbers and passwords will no longer hinder access to mobile phones thanks to iris recognition technology developed by Fujitsu.
A new level of earthquake understanding
PhysOrg, 5 hours ago
As everyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, the Earth moves under our feet. But what about the stresses that cause earthquakes? How much is known about them? Until now, our understanding of these stresses has been based on macroscopic approximations. Now, the U.S. Department of Energy...